Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Baby Marlon {Fort Collins Newborn Session}

My friend Heather gave birth to her fourth baby boy, Marlon. He's such a cutie patotie and weighed as much as Laurene when he was born.

Marlon was about a week old when I photographed him. I am loving this newborn sessions because I get to meet and work with beautiful newborns! :)

MC_blg2



MC_blg5

MC_blg1

MC_blg6

MC_blg4

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lisa {Maternity Session}

A couple weekend ago I had a photo session with my beautiful client Lisa. I photographed Lisa and Charlie's wedding last summer and Lisa shared the news to me a few months ago that they are expecting a little one - she's due in just a few weeks away from now!

Lisa is as glowing as she can be as an expectant mother and her baby bump is just so cute! I am happy for both of them and can't wait to meet Lucy as I will photographing her sweet, beautiful little face whenever she arrives :)

ShelleyMaternityblg-2

ShelleyMaternityblg-1

ShelleyMaternityblg-3

ShelleyMaternityblg-10

ShelleyMaternityblg-4

ShelleyMaternityblg-5

ShelleyMaternityblg-8

Their effort to spell L U C Y :)
ShelleyMaternityblg-6

ShelleyMaternityblg-7

ShelleyMaternityblg-11

ShelleyMaternityblg-9

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kozue + Michael {Broomfield Wedding 06.25.11}

It all started a few years ago when Kozue (Cozzy) met and got to know Mike as a conversation partner in Japan, her home-country. What was intended to be a studious matter, suddenly got mixed with the matter of the hearts. Sparks flew, attractions grew and the rest is history! They first promised to be husband and wife in a civil ceremony in Japan early last year.

IdoniBlogpix36

IdoniBlogpix10

Shortly afterwards, Cozzy moved to the US be with her new husband and they had planned to have a marriage ceremony and celebration just these past few weeks. Friends, family travelled from far, far away to celebrate this happy day with them. 

IdoniBlogpix1

I witnessed such a fun, happy, emotional moments all in one day and felt grateful that I was able to photograph such a special couple on their special day. Thanks Cozzy and Mike, for your kindness and welcoming me into your life this way. I hope someday you look back into these photos and they will bring such sweet memories to treasure for a long time. 

IdoniBlogpix11

Cozzy getting dolled up...
IdoniBlogpix2

IdoniBlogpix4

IdoniBlogpix8

At the same time, Mike was getting ready with his bestmen...

IdoniBlogpix5

IdoniBlogpix6

IdoniBlogpix7

IdoniBlogpix14

IdoniBlogpix9

IdoniBlogpix3

IdoniBlogpix13

Almost toward the end of her walking down the aisle, Cozzy smiled at her mom on the right. I thought that was such a sweet gesture.
IdoniBlogpix12

IdoniBlogpix15

IdoniBlogpix16

IdoniBlogpix17

IdoniBlogpix18

Married! (Again, I caught Cozzy smiling at her mom when they were just announced husband and wife - definitely speaks volume about their mother-daughter relationship :)
IdoniBlogpix19

Such a sweet, emotional bride :)
IdoniBlogpix20

Picture time with the wedding party!

IdoniBlogpix21

IdoniBlogpix23

IdoniBlogpix22

IdoniBlogpix24

IdoniBlogpix25

The maid of honor, Tomi, really stirred up different emotions with her speech! She made the bride (and herself) laughed and cried almost the same time! ;)
IdoniBlogpix29

IdoniBlogpix28

IdoniBlogpix32

Cozzy 'surprised' her parents that came all the way from Japan by reading the Japanese-style appreciation note she wrote for them. It was very touching, I totally had a hard time holding back tears myself!
IdoniBlogpix30

IdoniBlogpix26

IdoniBlogpix27

IdoniBlogpix34

IdoniBlogpix33

IdoniBlogpix35

Congrats again you both and I wish you lots love and happiness in your marriage! :)

IdoniBlogpix31

Details:
Venue: Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, Broomfield, CO
Florist: Broomfield Florist Main Design Center, Denver, CO
Bakery: New York Bakery, Aurora, CO
Bride's hair and make up:  On Site Beauty Works (Judith Mattivi)